CineMoti Demo: 2nd Unit™ ELEMENTS May 26 2015

Our 2nd Unit™ ELEMENTS collection offers an easy and affordable way to add production value, depth and interest to an otherwise flat or boring shot. 

  • These very useful live-action visual effects elements can be comped in to add production value, depth and interest to an otherwise flat or boring shot. 
  • For example, put a REAL blowing tree branch in or add a foreground object like a window or the edge of a bench or even a fence.
  • Shot on RED Scarlet in 4k gives plenty of room to re-frame, and the RAW .R3D files allow for great control over the final look.
  • NEW! And now select Bundled shots are pre-keyed for easy drag & drop compositing!

This VFX compositing demo was created solely using Adobe Premiere Pro CC - no expensive 3rd party plugins involved! We did this to show that our 2nd Unit footage can be used in standard NLE setups with no special software. However, for the very best results we do typically recommend dedicated compositing software like Nuke or After Effects (using its built-in Keylight or 3rd party Primatte Keyer). 

The 4 STEPS used to key the Extras footage over the original scene were:

  1. Chose the 2nd Unit™ Elements footage
  2. Pulled the key using Ultra Keyer within Adobe Premiere (also scaled and re-positioned the element and plate
  3. Color corrected the element to match the background plate
  4. Added Gaussian blur to the shrub element to simulate shallow depth-of-field

NOTE: We now offer select Elements 3-Pack Bundles that are pre-keyed for easy drag & drop compositing. Available only for 2K ProRes 4444 Rec 709 files.

All 2nd Unit™ Elements footage was shot on RED Scarlet in 4K and available to download in the original RED RAW .R3D files. Or, such as used in this demo, we offer 2K ProRes 4444 versions in Rec 709 or REDLogFilm. We give you options depending on your desired workflow and particular project.

This footage is very flexible and highly customizable due in large part to the size they were shot and also the fact that they were shot raw. You can easily scale and reposition the footage to anywhere in the frame and color correct it to match virtually any background plate.

Lots of great ways to use this versatile footage collection! Pricing starts at only $19. Browse ELEMENTS now.